Special Shower

During the first weekend in June, BM Apple Pie threw me a bridal shower.

Some of you may be thinking that three months in advance is pretty early to have a shower, but I’m glad that we did it this way—a lot of my friends go out of town during the summer (and Hot Buns and photographer Krista are super busy with weddings), so having it when we did gave a better opportunity for more of the people that I really care about to attend.

When I first received the invitation to the shower, I knew I was in for something amazing.

shower-invite

I have to admit—when I first opened the invitation I was stunned by how beautiful it was, and then when I kept reading and saw the “bring something lacy and racy” followed by my bra and underwear size, I started blushing and laughing. I mean—my future mother-in-law and my 93-year-old grandmother received this same invitation! Then I thought, “Oh well, what can I do but embrace it?” (Apple Pie later informed everyone not to worry—it was strictly PG-13!)

In truth, the shower was more Spanish themed than racy, which was a nod to my love of Spain and all things Spanish. Mostly, though, Apple Pie knew I loved any excused to eat chorizo and drink sangria.

food

A food spread like this wouldn’t have been complete without an amazing cake by BM Hot Buns.

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cake

S’more cake. Of course.

Since I’ve been so busy with school, it was especially nice to get to spend time with people on an amazing day. Seriously, the weather was so beautiful.

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Group huddle with all of the bridesmaids: Apple Pie, Hot Buns, me, Fro-Yo, Tart

Of course, the guests did comply with Apple Pie’s request to bring something lacy and racy, and so I opened up gifts and showed off my “honeymoon supplies.” Hive, I hope you’re ready for several pictures of me blushing and laughing.

undies

The most amusing portion of this section of the day came when I asked my Nana if she still had any of her wedding jewelry and she responded with, “I have my wedding nightie in my cedar chest.”

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“It laces up the back.”

Apple Pie also had everyone participate in a game. She wanted to know how well people had been listening (and if they’d been reading this blog). She asked questions like “When did Sparky ask Miss Campfire to be his girlfriend?” “Where did Sparky ask Miss Campfire to marry him?” “Where are the Campfires going on their honeymoon and which city is Miss Campfire most excited for and what is Sparky most excited for?” The cute thing about that last question is because Apple Pie didn’t say “what city is Sparky most excited for” we got answers like “Sparky is most excited to marry Miss Campfire.” Aww”¦

guests

I really wish I had more excuses to just hang out with my favorite people more often. That’s one of the things I’m most excited about with finishing school—the regaining of my free time.

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Nephew Empanada

coworkers

One current and one former coworker (Some of you may recognize fellow bee scarlet_letter.)

Once all the presents were open and everyone was done eating, we got an excuse to talk and mingle, both inside and outside. I took full advantage of the sunshine to soak up some vitamin D.

friends

Group of friends: Cakewalk, BM Fro-Yo, and Photographer Krista in the back; BM Apple Pie, BM Hot Buns, me, and MOH Tart in the front

nana

My Nana

krista

Krista: amazing photographer, fantastic friend

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The lovely hostess and wonderful friend: Bridesmaid Apple Pie

When Sparky was sure all the embarrassing stuff was over, he showed up to help drink sangria and eat tapas.

couple

“You didn’t tell me I was going to have my picture taken. I’m not photo ready.”

It was truly an amazing day. I felt the love of my friends and family, and I also left with some pretty fancy things to take with me on our honeymoon (or, you know, use in daily life—all girls need good panties and bras!).

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Never thought I’d be airing my skivvies on the internet”¦

At the end of the evening, once most people had left, a few of us sat around and drank pink sparkly wine and basked in the glow of our friendship. Those nights have been few and far between lately (with me in school/working/wedding planning, Apple Pie in school/working, and general full-time job business from others).

later

Always love an excuse to sit around in comfy clothes (lent to me by Apple Pie)—drinking wine and enjoying my good hair day

What did you do for your bridal shower? Did you get any honeymoon supplies like I did?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Campfire

Location:
Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
September 2013

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    texasrandi 332 posts, Helper bee @ 2:45 pm

    Those invites are incredible!!! What a good job BM Apple Pie did choosing them!

    I’m so jealous of your party! I didn’t really want a bridal shower and to be the center of attention or get gifts but the ladies of my neighborhood threw me a small party, which didn’t really include anything “bridal” besides a handful of gifts I didn’t really need. It was super sweet of them to throw a party but also kinda awkward and we didn’t even talk about my wedding which was looking forward to gushing about! Pout. Seeing your party makes me wish I had had a “real” one.

    Looooove your pink/white dress!!! Where did you get it?

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:50 pm

    @texasrandi: I definitely spent a good amount of time blushing. :)

    The dress is from the J Crew Factory store! (You can check them out online – I love their stuff!)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:22 pm

    Looks like a wonderful time! I had a lingerie shower and my mom got me one of the raciest pieces, everyone loved it! Also, your dress is adorable!

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:32 pm

    @Mrs. Sword: It was really fun! And thank you!

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    adventurer 209 posts, Helper bee @ 3:33 pm

    Wow, your shower looks amazing! Your cake?! Perfection – how clever for her to do a smores cake for Miss Campfire!! And it looks delicious.
    And the invites look awesome, your dress is super cute – with just the right hint of bridal with the white.
    And how cute is your grandmother?! :D Glad you had an awesome time!! What great fun, friends and family!

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 4:31 pm

    Sounds like an awesome shower – I’m jealous of your lingerie collection, gotta get on that!!!

    Also, your Nana is ADORABLE!!

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    mspalmtree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:38 pm

    I want a lingerie shower now!! Jelly. :) how fun and girl, your dress is faaaabulous.

    My wedding was in May and my shower was in February and it was such a Godsend.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:44 pm

    This looks like a lovely shower, but my attention was gone as soon as I read smores cake….yum.

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:49 pm

    @Adventurer:
    @Miss Jet Setter: It was awesome and my nana is totally adorable (but I’m biased). :)
    @Mrs. Palm Tree: The early shower was so awesome – especially as I watch my weekends fill up between now and the wedding. Gulp!
    @Mrs. Pony: It was sooo good!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 11:45 am

    The invite is beautiful and what a fun theme, even though I would have been mortified lol! The cake looks delish!

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 7:20 am

    That looks like so much fun!!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:23 am

    Everything looks gorgeous! I don’t think I’d like getting that much lingerie, but it really looks amazing. AND A S’MORES CAKE?! OMG. Your ladies are uber talented!

    and LOL for Sparky’s “I’m not photo ready” .. he always looks snazzy! but that is 100% something my fiance would say as well, so I get it!

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:27 am

    A lingerie shower! oooh la la! I didn’t get much lingerie, mostly because I’m very “well endowed” in the chest area and my MOH got very discouraged when trying to find me a nightie that would fit the twins. haha

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